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  • McAllister takes shot again at constable’s position

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having served on the Shepherdsville and Nichols fire departments for about eight years, Eddie McAllister has seen the events which occur at the scene of a fire or an accident.

    He has had the opportunity to work with law enforcement officials.

    And, he believes he can help the community.

    McAllister has filed to run for the office of constable in the First District. He will run in the Democratic primary in May.

  • Branham ready to help community as new magistrate

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the past few years, David Branham has talked to his wife about his desire to do something more to help the community.

    The family band donates its time to play at a lot of community functions but he wanted to do more.

    Having an interest in government and how it works, Branham has thrown his hat into the ring.

    His goal is to be the next magistrate of the Second District. He will be among three hopeful vying for the Republican nomination in the spring primary.

  • Knox seeks re-election as county jailer

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s not a job for everyone but Martha Weaver Knox enjoys it.

    Since 1988, Knox has been part of the staff at the Bullitt County Detention Center. 

    For the past three-plus years, the Bullitt County native has served as jailer.

    That means that the operation of the jail, the condition of its inmates and the welfare of her staff is on her mind 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    “I enjoy the job,” said Knox, 53. “I enjoy helping people.”

  • Tinnell seeks return to county sheriff’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With 32 years in law enforcement, Donnie Tinnell enjoys the profession.

    And, he is attempting to return to the office of Bullitt County sheriff.

    This time, the battle between Tinnell and David Greenwell will be in the Republican primary in May.

    Saying that the philosophies of the national party had gone in a different path, Tinnell will now run under the Republican Party flag in a rematch of 2010, when Greenwell won the general election.

  • School helps to make Wishes come true

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Every person has their own form of a wish they’d like to fulfill.

    Makenzie Robinson, an 8-year-old Shepherdsville resident, will fulfill a wish to visit Disney Island with her family.

    Her parents, Fredie and Tiffiny, are fulfilling their own wish - having Makenzie, happy and healthy in their lives.

    And Makenzie’s school, Shepherdsville Elementary, is celebrating their special classmate by raising funds to make someone else’s wish come true.

  • Hasting looks to capture coroner’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tim Hasting has always wanted to serve his community.

    This year, Hasting has thrown his name into the ring as a candidate for the office of coroner.

    Hasting, 39, will run in the Republican primary in May. He will face incumbent David Billings.

    In his ninth year of service at Hardy-Close Funeral Home in Shepherdsville, Hasting said he has gotten to know the community and believes there needs to be a change in office of coroner.

  • Weihe selected for state children’s choir

     When Megan Weihe submitted her audition tape for the Kentucky Children’s Chorus, she was prepared either way.

    “I really wanted to be selected but this was also the first year I was eligible,” said the Crossroads Elementary School fifth grader.

    Persons who pick kids based on their audio efforts were impressed by Megan’s combination of classical/choral style for the audition CD. All students were asked to sing an arrangement of America the Beautiful composed by the Kentucky Children’s Choir director, Ruth Dwyer.  

  • Walls helps out with project to aid CASA

     Recently, 11-year-old Allena Walls had a project she needed to do for school.

    She learned about CASA through her mother, Kristie Walls, and also had a friend in school who was abused and wanted to do something to help kids in these situations.

    She made a flyer and placed a box requesting items to help children and their families at her church.

    She also received some help from her grandmother, Sharon Key, and co-workers at The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

  • LJ man died after helping others

       RADCLIFF - A Lebanon Junction man died after being injured during a road accident in Hardin County.

  • Bullitt Lick's Caden Rich selected as outstanding delegate at conference

    Bullitt Lick Middle School student Caden Rich was honored as Outstanding Delegate at the 2013 Kentucky YMCA Youth Assembly Dec. 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.